Students in the Sullivan Theater reading a script.

Performing Arts

Your imagination and unique talents are gifts that help you analyze and solve problems, communicate effectively, and innovate by thinking outside the box—all invaluable assets that will give you a competitive edge when it comes to your future career, whether it is on or off of the stage.

Ignite your creativity in the performing arts minor at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Attend live concerts, plays, and other artistic performances and exercise your own talents in electives that develop and refine your musical and theatrical capabilities. The curriculum also includes foundational courses that offer an in-depth view of various disciplines, theories, and performing arts styles. The program culminates with a final project in which you can showcase your own talents in your senior year. 

At a glance

  • Undergraduate minor
  • 18 Credits

Common Majors

  • Art Therapy
  • Communication Arts
  • Educational Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Marketing
  • Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • Therapeutic Recreation

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Ignite Your Career With Experiential Learning

Build your résumé and explore diverse career possibilities through exciting internships, research projects with faculty members, and study abroad experiences. Learn, give back, and have fun by getting involved in your choice of more than 40 student clubs, activities, and community service opportunities.

Career Preparation & Mentoring

Small classes make a big difference to students at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Learn in a supportive academic community of world-class scholars who are set on your success. We will guide you through your college journey and challenge you to reach your full potential so you are prepared to excel in your future career.

Featured Courses

Professor Matthews and students in the Sullivan Theater reading a script.

Career Options

A minor in performing arts prepares students for further study and careers in many different fields, including:

  • Advertising
  • Acting
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Musical Performance
  • Marketing
  • Entertainment Law
  • Theater Production